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Mar 5 2012 - The Aurora Newspaper

Mar 5 2012 - The Aurora Newspaper

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Page 2 March 5, 2012 the Aurora | 14 Wing Greenwood, NS 14 Wing Library Serving those who read During March, the 14 Wing Greenwood Library hosts its annual reading challenge. Last year, nearly 1,200 books were read; this year, the library is hoping to raise that number to 1,300. The library boasts a very unique collection, including a wide selection of French language books, audio books, DVDs and puzzles. The library also inherited all of CFB Baden’s books when the Canadian Forces left Germany in 1993. Decade of difference... ...cover but I managed to pass. The cardio was the hardest.” Struggling through the tests as the years went by, he would vow to get back into the gym, work on his “beer gut” and stop blaming his wife for shrinking his kit in the dryer – but he didn’t. Even being set aside at one test, sent to the doctor and being prescribed high blood pressure medication at age 34 didn’t force a change. “We were going out New Year’s Eve in 2010, and I Managing Editor | Directeur de rédaction Stephen R. Boates • 902-765-1494 ext./poste 5441 The Municipality of the County of Kings recently donated $1,000 to the Friends of the Greenwood Library Society. Librarian Judy McCool says that’s about equivalent to 70 books. “This is a huge asset for the library.” McCool is dedicated to her work. “Seeing all of the little ones come in and get excited about reading and taking books out of the library is very rewarding” she says. was in a suit. I looked at that picture and went, ‘Oh, my Lord. It really hit me. My face was swollen. My CF photo from a few weeks before, I had a double chin. You don’t see it, but I knew I had to do something about this.” He and his wife decided to do it together: she joined Weight Watchers, and he followed along and also hit the gym. “I started losing weight – a pound a week. I weighed myself every day. I had no plans to lose major weight; it was just about getting fi t.” Interim Managing Editor | Directrice de rédaction par intérim Sara Keddy • 902-765-1494 ext./poste 5441 editor@auroranewspaper.com Business & Advertising | Affaires commerciales et publicité Anne Kempton • 902-765-1494 ext./poste 5833 marketing@auroranewspaper.com Production Coordinator | Coordonnateur de production Brian Graves • 902-765-1494 ext./poste 5699 production@auroranewspaper.com Administrative Clerk | Commis à l’administration John Steeves • 902-765-1494 ext./poste 5440 frontdesk@auroranewspaper.com Editorial Advisor | Conseiller à la rédaction Captain John Pulchny • 902-765-1494 ext./poste 5101 john.pulchny@forces.gc.ca Aurora the Circulation | Circulation: 5,900 Mondays | Lundis Agreement No. | Numéro de contrat : 462268 Fax: 902-765-1717 The 14 Wing library receives many generous of donations of books and countless hours of volunteer time to provide library services to the community. The library has eight dedicated volunteers, ranging in age from 12 years old to seniors. Volunteer Elizabeth Tappen has been with the library for over 20 years. This month’s reading challenge is a great opportunity to visit the library, meet the volunteers and join the reading adventure. All of this change came as Duquette was preparing for his second tour of Afghanistan. He had heard in May 2010 he was going to work with the unmanned aerial vehicles. From January to March 24, when he left for Afghanistan, he lost about 25 pounds. Overseas, he committed to Weight Watchers and found a few other women doing the same program. Another handful of men went in on a pool, throwing $20 into a kitty to be won by the fellow who lost the most weight while in Afghanistan. “The option is there in Afghanistan to gain weight,” Duquette says, describing the myriad fast food outlets and the cafeteria buffets at hand. “Or, you can lose weight. There was a huge salad bar, and I was in the gym every day. I was in full weight loss mode, losing two pounds a week.” He hit 135 pounds while in Afghanistan, but he knew that would not be maintainable. His goal had been about 145 pounds – he was 135 pounds when he joined the Forces 18 years before. He also won Website | Site Web : www.auroranewspaper.com The Aurora, PO Box 99, Greenwood NS B0P 1N0 L’Aurora, C.P. 99, Greenwood (N.-É.) B0P 1N0 Location | Emplacement : 83A School Road, Morfee Annex | Annexe Morfee Emilie Rice, librarian Judy McCool and Kings County Warden Diana Brothers, Warden recently shared a tour of the Greenwood library. Submitted the pool. “That money wasn’t the point, but it was the extra incentive.” Duquette returned to Greenwood in December, on leave up until the end of February. He ate and drank and relaxed, at home and through the Christmas holidays, and then dealt with the unexpected death of his mother. He gained about 10 pounds, but he’s OK with that. “I’m in Cuba in fi ve weeks. I’m back in the gym. My adrenalin is going and I’m back into a routine.” The Editorial Board reserves the right to edit, condense or reject copy or advertising to suit the aims of a service newspaper as specifi ed in the Interim Canadian Forces Newspapers Policy and/or by the Editorial Board. Opinions and advertisements appearing in The Aurora Newspaper are those of the individual contributor or advertiser and do not necessarily refl ect the opinions of 14 Wing, Greenwood or the printers. Published each Monday by 14 Wing under the authority of Colonel J.A. Irvine, M.S.M., C.D., Wing Commander. Le comité de rédaction se réserve le droit de réviser, de condenser ou de rejeter tout article ou message publicitaire afi n de satisfaire aux exigences relatives aux journaux militaires fi gurant dans la Politique temporaire des journaux des Forces canadiennes. Les opinions exprimées dans ce journal sont celles des collaborateurs et ne refl ètent pas nécessairement les points de vue des Forces armées canadiennes ou de la 14e Escadre. Publié chaque lundi par la 14e Escadre sous les auspices du Colonel J.A. Irvine, M.S.M., C.D., commandant de l’Escadre. He’s got some longer-term goals as well, including running the Army half-marathon in the fall in Ottawa with a buddy. Few people have remarked on Duquette’s achievements, other than family and friends who knew what he was doing. “Men don’t talk about weight – guys might talk about ‘beefi ng up.’ It’s never, ‘My jeans don’t fi t.’ “My health is now more of a concern for me – and I’m borrowing my son’s jeans. He hates that!” Useful links | Liens utiles Canadian Air Force website Site Web de l’Aviation royale canadienne www.airforce.forces.gc.ca Community Gateway Site Site du portail communautaire des Forces canadiennes www.cfcommunitygateway.com 14 Wing Greenwood Site Site de la 14e Escadre Greenwood www.airforce.forces.gc.ca/14w-14e Personnel Family Support Services Services de soutien au personnel et aux familles des Forces canadiennes www.cfpsa.com National Defence and the Canadian Forces Défense nationale et Forces canadiennes www.forces.gc.ca Combat Camera | Caméra de combat www.combatcamera.forces.gc.ca Recruiting | Recrutement www.forces.ca Military Family Resource Centre Centre des ressources pour les familles des militaires www.familyforce.ca VPI | VPI www.vpinternational.ca

the Aurora | 14 Wing Greenwood, NS Page 3 March 5, 2012 Posted to Petawawa? Email: Laurie@LaurieFletcher.ca Pembroke Realty Ltd. Brokerage Independently Owned and Operated WLE objectives: ‘Operate as one’ to provide ‘Service second to none’ Lieutenant-Colonel Ghislain Létourneau In October, the Wing Logistics and Engineering (WLE) Branch held a two-day strategic retreat to establish, among other things, an update to its “way ahead” plan of 2011. This plan is put in place to highlight the focal points towards which WLE will work to orientate and prioritize the collective efforts put towards ensuring effi cient services to the wing, and the achievement of the 14 Wing objectives as promulgated by the wing commander. 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Ghyslaine Roy Your Bilingual REALTOR ® in the Valley 1-902-825-9469 ghyslaineroy@hotmail.com • www.groy21.com Not intended to solicit listed properties The fi rst objective of WLE for 2012 is to sustain the readiness of 14 Mission Support Flight (MSF) during its period of high readiness between October 1, 2011 and February 29, and subsequently during its deployment liability period until October 31, with minimized disruption in service to the wing through the implementation of adequate mitigating strategies. The second objective is to ensure a coordinated and sensible implementation of the Defence Resources Management Information System (DRMIS), which will affect many WLE squadrons and other wing units: the challenge will be to Remember not all agents offer the same expertise and negotiating skills. Proud Supporters of the Children’s Miracle Network and the Breast Cancer Foundation train personnel and transition to this new system in a coordinated fashion with higher headquarters and between all affected wing units to avoid any disruption to wing operations. The third objective is to improve the communications both within WLE and with the branch’s clients through a review and update of key client-related information, such as standing operating procedures and contacts lists, to be publicized through the WLE squadrons and sections’ web pages. The fourth and fi nal objective is to increase the visibility and recognition of the WLE Rick Snider ���������������www.callExit.ca branch and its members, be it through the use of written media to communicate what the branch does, from a recognizable branch participation at wing social and community activities, or by increased efforts to have members of WLE considered for various honours and awards, recognizing their accomplishments. WLE has been working hard to achieve its four objectives for the last two months, and will carry on its sustained efforts to ensure 2012 will be a highly successful one for the entire branch and its dedicated personnel, but, more importantly, for 14 Wing as a whole. Objectifs de la division de Logistique et Génie : ‘Unis dans l’action’ pour fournir un ‘Service à nul autre pareil’ Lieutenant-Colonel Ghislain Létourneau Les 24 et 25 octobre 2011 la division de Logistique et Génie de l’escadre (L&G Ere) a tenu une retraite stratégique pour établir, entre autres choses, une mise à jour de son plan d’action de 2011. Ce plan est mis en place pour mettre en lumière les points focaux sur lesquels la L&G Ere travaillera pour orienter et prioriser les efforts collectifs en vue d’assurer du soutien efficace à l’Escadre, et pour rencontrer les objectifs de la 14e Escadre tels que promulgués par le Commandant de l’escadre. Lieutenant-colonel Ghislain Létourneau, Adjudant-chef Hank Etheridge, les équipes de commandement de chacun des escadrons de L&G Ere et les chefs de section se sont éloignés des plans d’actions des récentes années com- prenant plusieurs thèmes, chacun divisé en plusieurs secteurs d’intérêt. Ils décidèrent plutôt de se concentrer sur un nombre réduit d’objectifs “SMART”, visant à ce qu’ils soient plus spécifi ques, mesurables, atteignables, réalistes et à temps. Bien que ces objectifs aient été communiqués aux membres de la L&G Ere, il semble important de les partager avec le reste de l’Escadre pour améliorer la compréhension générale de la division par ses clients. Le premier objectif de la division de L&G ERE pour 2012 est de maintenir l’état de préparation du 14e Escadron de soutien de mission (MSS) durant sa période désignée de haute préparation entre le 1er octobre 2011 et le 29 février, et par la suite pour sa période de responsabilité de déploiement jusqu’au 31 octobre, en minimisant l’impact sur le soutien fourni à l’Escadre par l’implantation de mesures d’atténuations adéquates. Le deuxième objectif est d’assurer une implantation coordonnée et rationnelle du Système d’information de la gestion des ressources de la Défense (SIGRD) qui affectera plusieurs escadrons de L&G ERE mais aussi plusieurs unités de l’Escadre: le défi sera d’entraîner le personnel et de passer à ce nouveau système de façon coordonnée avec les quartiers généraux supérieurs et entre les unités de l’Escadre touchées, en évitant toute perturbation aux opérations de l’Escadre. Le troisième objectif est d’améliorer les communica- tions, tant à l’intérieur de la L&G ERE qu’avec les clients de la division, à travers une révision et une mise à jour de l’information-clé destinée aux clients comme les instructions permanentes d’opération et les listes de contacts, à être publiés sur les pages web des escadrons et sections de la L&G Ere. Le quatrième et dernier objectif est d’accroître la visibilité et la reconnaissance de la division et de ses membres, que ce soit dans les medias pour communiquer ce que la division fait, par la participation active de la L&G Ere aux acti- vités sociales et communautaires, ou par des efforts plus importants pour soumettre la candidature des membres de la division pour les prix et récompenses qu’ils méritent pour leurs réalisations. La L&G Ere a travaillé d’arrache-pied au cours des deux derniers mois pour atteindre les quatre objectifs mentionnés plus haut, et continuera à fournir des efforts soutenus pour s’assurer que l’année 2012 en sera une hautement bénéfi que pour la division et son personnel dévoué, mais surtout pour la 14 e Escadre en entier. EXITwithR.Snider@eastlink.ca Office: 902-765-3505 Fax: 902-765-3065 768 Central Ave., Greenwood

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